Sexual Assault Information

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Sexual Assault Task Force

Sexual Assault Task Force-If you are interesting in starting a SART in your community or strengthening your SART, please contact the South Dakota Sexual Assault Task Force. The primary objectives of a SART are to collaborate and execute consistent, high-quality victim-centered responses and increase offender accountability. They share resources, connect victims with support services, and develop guidelines for the team’s effective and consistent response.

Please contact:

Mike Moore, Huron’s State Attorney at 605-353-8430 or Raina Boyum at

Sexual Assault Response Teams

Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)- SARTs are teams that work together all over the country . A SART is a multidisciplinary, interagency team of specially trained  providers who agree to share resources and work together when responding to  victims of sexual assault. These team members usually include victim advocates, law enforcement, forensic examiners, crime lab specialists, and prosecuting attorneys, but they can also include other professionals like dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, and public health officials. Confidentiality is the highest priority. If you have a question in regards to sexual assault, please contact your nearest Sexual assault response team. The SART will give you answers or help go in the right direction.

Helpful Tools for SARTs
More helpful tools for SARTs coming soon!

Contact:  Raina Boyum at


Central Dakota Sexual Assault Response Team

Contact: Coleen Smith, 605-996-6622

Counties Served:

Aurora, Davison, Douglass, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Sanborn, Minor SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Advocate, SANE/Medical, Prosecutor

Aberdeen SART

Contact: Gina Karst, 605-226-1212

Counties Served: Brown county and 6 surrounding counties

SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Advocate, Prosecutor

Yankton Sexual Assault Response Team


Contact: Lt. Todd Brandt:

Counties served: Yankton

SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Advocate, SANE/Medical, Prosecutor

Northern Hills SART

Contact: Renae Servaty: 605-642-7825

Counties served: Butte, Lawrence, Meade

SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Advocate, SANE/Medical, Prosecutor

Watertown Area Sexual Assault Response Team (WASART)

Contact: Angela Meseberg : 605-886-4300

Counties Served: Clark, Codington, Hamlin

SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Advocate, SANE/Medical, Prosecutor

Deuel County Sexual Assault Response Team (DCSART)
Contact: Angela Meseberg: 605-886-4300
Counties Served: Deuel
SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Advocate, SANE/Medical, Prosecutor

EPSART-Eastern Plains Sexual Assault Response Team

Contact: Cindy Schmit (605-690-1476) or contact 911

Counties Served: Brookings, Kingsbury

SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Advocate, SANE/Medical, Prosecutor

Moody County Sexual Assault Response Team

Contact: Destiny Jorenby (605-997-3535 or

Counties Served: Moody

SART Staff: Law Enforcement, Medical, Boys & Girls Club, Advocate, Social Worker

 International Association of Forensic Nurses
South Dakota Chapter Leader: Jennifer Canton
For more information contact her at
Sexual Assault Prevention

South Dakota Rape Prevention Education Grant

Sexual Violence is a significant problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States have been raped at some time in their lives and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced other forms of sexual violence victimization in their lifetime (e.g., made to penetrate someone, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences). Sexual Violence does not only affect the individual but it also affects the community. Sexual Violence Prevention requires a comprehensive, community-wide approach. The grant anticipates to:

·       Preventing first-time perpetration and victimization;

·       Reducing modifiable risk factors while enhancing protective factors associated with sexual violence perpetration and victimization;

·       Using the best available evidence when planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention programs;

·       Incorporating behavior and social change theories into prevention programs;

·       Using population-based surveillance to inform program decisions and monitor trends; and

·       Evaluating prevention efforts and using the results to improve future program plans.

If you would like more information on How to be involved with other coalitions around the state that are trying to prevent sexual violence in your community, youth development program or school.  Please contact

For more information about Rape Prevention Education with the South Dakota Department of Health please click here

Local Shelters may provide advocates who can provide hybrids of healthy relationship programs. Some of the membership shelters have advocates that can provide this service. The advocate will come to your school. Please contact your local shelter for information.


Male Survivors

Sexual assault happens to males as well – and recent headlines surrounding the athletics departments at Penn State and UW-Madison, have brought this issue to the forefront and heightened our awareness of the long-lasting impact of sexual trauma no matter who the victim may be.

  • Living Well (Australia) – a resource for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse

Prison Rape Elimination Act

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Sexual Assault Kits What You Should Know 2021

Sexual Assault Hotline- 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Start By Believing – campaign by EVAW (Ending Violence Against Women) International

Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) – provides national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex offender management and sexual assault prevention. 1-(888) 275-7365.

End Violence Against Women International  FAQ’s on Criminal Justice and Community Response to Sexual Assault: provides answers pertaining to topics such as interviewing techniques,  reluctant victims, working with advocates and joint interviews

NSVRC Protocols and Guidelines for Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)

Not Just Me Information:  NJM is an online registry for people who have suffered or witnessed date rape, sexual abuse, or harassment.  Survivors can submit an online report and be notified of others who have experienced or or observed the same incident with the same person Not Just Me

The Realities of Sexual Assault on Campus guide through’s website provides a guide defining many different forms of sexual assault and lists practical safety measures to take. It also provides a step-by-step assistance guide and additional resources for victims recovering from sexual violence.

Youth Voices in Prevention Toolkit This toolkit provides communities with a roadmap to implement Youth VIP. This includes tools to establish Youth VIP’s organizational structure, recruit youth leaders and program participants, support youth-led activities, teach sexual and other related forms of violence prevention knowledge and skills, promote peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, and to adapt Youth VIP to specific needs of the community and its youth.

Please contact Brandi Storgaard for more information about any of the content above:

Human Sex Trafficking Information
National Human Trafficking Hotline
SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Local Resources
Call to Freedom
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Freedom’s Journey, Inc.
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Treasured Lives
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